Life Stories

Curatorial Team

Lead Curator:

Dr. Erin Campbell

Department of Art History & Visual Studies (AHVS)

University of Victoria


Dr. Erin Campbell (Image: John Threlfall)


  • Jaiya Anka, PhD Candidate, AHVS

  • Holly Cecil, MA (2019), AHVS


The Bed Room:

  • "Related Repose"
  • Installation by Elly Heise, MFA (2020)
  • Department of Visual Arts, University of Victoria

Legacy Galleries Staff:

  • Mary Jo Hughes, Director
  • Caroline Riedel, Curator of Collections
  • Gillian Booth, Academic & Community Programs Coordinator
  • Roger Huffman, Art Collection Technician
  • Amy Smith, Community Engagement Coordinator
  • Nicole Achtymichuk, Curatorial Intern
  • Orvis Starkweather, Collection Management Systems Coordinator

Acknowledgments: (all at University of Victoria)

  • Life Stories Conversations Participants:
    • Maureen Bradley, MFA, Professor of Screenwriting
    • Neena Chappell, Professor Emeritus, FRSC, FCAHS, CM, LLD (Hon), Institute on Aging & Lifelong Health; Department of Sociology
    • Aaron Devor, PhD, Chair in Transgender Studies
    • Ulrich Mueller, PhD, Chair in Psychology, Professor in Lifespan Development
    • Leah Tidey, PhD, Applied Theatre
    • Lorilee Wastasecoot, BA: Legacy Art Gallery Curatorial Intern
    • Victoria Wyatt, PhD, Art History & Visual Studies
  • Cliff Haman, Senior Academic Assistant, Visual Arts
  • John Threlfall, Special Projects and Communications Officer, Faculty of Fine Arts
  • David Broome, Senior Programmer/Analyst, Faculty of Fine Arts
  • Dr. Carolyn Butler-Palmer, Williams Legacy Chair, Department of Art History & Visual Studies, University of Victoria (consultant and loan of exhibition mannequins)
  • Dr. Astri Wright, Art History & Visual Studies
  • Dr. J. Matthew Huculak, Digital Scholarship Librarian
  • Linda Zajac, PhD Candidate
  • Lauren Peterson, University of Victoria alumni, Metis Nation, BC
  • Iona Hubner, Visual Resources Curator
Curatorial Team